(Teleborsa) – “Terna’s approach to the challenge of the ecological transition is to be its enabler. It means that to be able to cook using electricity and to move using electric machines, it is necessary to bring clean electricity around Italy. To do this, we need Terna, which is the electricity highway. To ensure that the electricity, which we will mostly produce through renewables in some parts of Italy, reaches all other points, it is necessary to build and strengthen infrastructures ”. This is what the president of Terna, Valentina Bosetti interviewed on the occasion of the conference “The challenge of ecological transition”, organized today by the company at the Civita Association of Rome. A debate that saw Terna’s top management confronted with the Minister of Infrastructures and Sustainable Mobility, Enrico Giovannini.
During his speech, he spoke about the costs of the energy transition, stressing that it is necessary to calculate them correctly. How?
“When calculating costs, you have to think first of all about what the world would be like if you didn’t make certain investments. We need to have a very clear benchmark in mind: the evolution of the current moment characterized by the problem of climate change. We must be clear that if nothing is done we will face costs that will be spread over people with different incomes in a very specific way. Furthermore, it is not possible to calculate the pure cost of the investment but all the other effects of a given investment: if an investment, in addition to decarbonising the economy, increases the well-being of the people who live in our country, this must be calculated and included in the calculation. of the cost “.
Integration – as emerged during the conference – is a necessary element for the ecological transition. Where are we in Italy?
“In the research that informs these processes, Italy is already well ahead. I believe, however, that at the level of the private sector and the administration we are still getting there. The need for an interview, for example, between the large companies that manage infrastructures is becoming increasingly clear. If you want to completely change the appearance of a country, you cannot allow some companies not to talk to others ”.